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The Nature Conservancy Mourns the Passing of Robert W. Wilson

Philanthropist Had Lasting Impact on the Conservation Movement

ARLINGTON, VA | December 24, 2013

Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, today released the following statement upon learning that conservationist and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson died on Monday.

“Today we mourn the passing of Bob Wilson. Bob was a man of extraordinary vision and ardor. His passion for conservation and indomitable spirit will live on through the people and places that today thrive as a result of his generosity.

“Bob challenged us through his ideas, counsel and giving to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. He pushed us to be better, to think bigger and to experiment. He has had a profound impact on the conservation movement.

“On behalf of the Nature Conservancy, we send our heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family and friends. And, we share our sincere gratitude for all that Bob has done to make this world a better place.

“Farewell, Bob.”

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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